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Including identifiers used in official databases

Is there any work/interest on including identifiers used in official databases (such as eGRID, E-PRTR, and the EU-ETS)? I've worked quite a bit with these databases and would be willing to set up some sort of automated system that could help with the matching process. --ChrisDavis 09:04, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Need plant:source=* tag

We currently have generator:source=* but no plant:source=* tag. I think it would be very desirable to also have plant:source=*. This would be useful when rendering power infrastructure at lower zooms where you don't want to render individual generators but only the plants as a whole. The value should include the primary fuel(s) used in the power plant, e.g. "wind" for a wind farm or "coal;gas" for a plant having both coal-fired and gas-fired generators. My most recent version of the power rules for Maperitive supports this new tag and shows the usefulness of this tag.

I would like to have comments on adding this tag to the feature page. If there are no serious objections to adding this tag I will include it in a couple of weeks. --opani (talk) 18:36, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't see any objection.
Consistency between generators inside the plant and the plant itself should be considered in QA (like plant:output=* and generator:output=*). Fanfouer (talk) 19:46, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Passt eigentlich in das System. Nur werden die meisten Kraftwerke mit power=generator gemapped und so kommt auch plant:output=* sehr selten vor.--geozeisig (talk) 08:19, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
I find this misleading. xy:source=* is typically used to indicate the source of an object in OSM (metadata). I understand that it is tried to avoid "combustion" or similar wordings ("fuel") because they don't apply universally (e.g. solar energy, geothermal energy, tidal energy, etc.), but I would recommend to use a different tag, like energy_source=*, power_source=* (i.e, not a colon separated subtag, not referring to plant but to energy/power). --Dieterdreist (talk) 09:28, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I didn't see it this way, but I agree with you Martin.
May we use power:input:*=* and power:output:*=* for both plant and generator ?
If not, I think plant:input:*=* will do the trick, won't you ? Fanfouer (talk) 18:27, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
This tag *: source can be confusing, and we have 2 tags (generator: source and plant: source) to say the same thing on 2 different objects, it would be simpler to have only one tag for the 2 (power_source=* ?)

plant:method ?

I think the values of the tag generator:method applies as much to the power plant as to the generator alone. There may be several in a power plant but as for the source. So why not a plant:method=* with the same values as for generator:method.

Energy production

It was possible to indicate the quantity of electricity produced annually. The problem is that it depends on the years. Maybe a tag energy_production = x Wh (or kWh, MWh, GWh) or better energy_production:2015 = *, energy_production:2014 = *, and energy_production:average = *

Don't agree with this. This kind of data should be available in a database outside of OSM. Fanfouer (talk) 18:44, 10 December 2016 (UTC)